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The Libertines have announced a UK seaside tour – but sadly won’t be performing at Edinburgh’s Portobello beach.
To follow a summer of festival dates Pete Doherty, Carl Barat and co will hit the road for a run of shows in UK coastal towns for the ‘Tiddeley Om Pom Pom Tour’.
“We’re looking for a home, one roof for the many splendoured trappings of Arcady, a factory, with a guest house, bar and studio,” said Barat. “We do like to be beside the seaside and we hope to find that home on this tour… watch this space…”
Recently, Barat discussed the next Libs record while filming an episode of This Feeling TV.
The Libertines’ third album and most recent album, Anthems For Doomed Youth, was released in September 2015.
When asked whether there would be a new Libertines album soon, Barat answered: “Yeah. We’re doing everything we can. We’ve got so much material and so much still to do and say.”
Barat talked about plans for the band’s new “hotel“, describing it as a “hotel, bar, restaurant, recording studio”.
He added: “We’re jumping through hoops – the last thing we’re waiting on is getting the planning permission. If that goes through then we’re in business and rolling with a place to make a record, place to rehearse, place to write, a place to do whatever we want really.”
In February, Barat gave an update on the progress of the band’s new album in an interview with music bible NME.
“We’ve still got f*cking two decades’ of stuff, and we’ve still got a lot to write about,” he said “There’s a lot of water yet to go under the bridge in many ways so yeah, there’s plenty to do.”
The Libertines’ new ‘Tiddeley Om Pom Pom Tour’ dates are below. Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday and will be available here.
22 – Blackpool Empress Ballroom
23 – Hull Arena
25 – Plymouth Pavilions
26 – Scarborough Spa
30 – Lowestoft Claremont Pier
1 – Margate By The Sea Festival (Margate Dreamland)
2- Brighton Brighton Centre